Redmi Go FAQ – Gorilla Glass, Quick Charging, Dual-VoLTE

Redmi Go

Xiaomi recently unveiled the Redmi Go in India. The Android Go handset is meant for the ultra-low budget segment in India and packs modest internals. If you are tight on budget and are planning to buy the Redmi Go, check out our detailed FAQ surrounding the device.

The Redmi Go is very different from other Redmi handsets. It is an Android Go handset and not one that runs on MIUI so it lacks a lot of features that one is accustomed to finding in Xiaomi phones.

Redmi Go FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Go?

A) The full specs of the Redmi Go are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm
  • Weight: 137g
  • Display: 5-inch 72p HD display
  • Chipset: 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 octa-core chip
  • Storage: 8GB, microSD card slot
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Software: Android Oreo Go edition
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, microUSB, Headphone jack

Q) Between the Redmi Go and the Redmi 6A, which is the better handset?

A) The Redmi 6A is clearly the superior device of the two. It comes with a more powerful quad-core MediaTek chipset, more RAM, a bigger display, and a higher resolution camera. However, it is important to note that the Redmi 6A is also 30 percent more expensive than the Redmi Go.

Q) Does the Redmi Go feature a unibody metal build?

A) No. The Redmi Go features a polycarbonate plastic build.

Q) Do the handsets feature a removable battery?

A) No, the rear panel of the handset is not removable which means the battery is also not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi Go features a dedicated microSD card slot alongside two SIM card slots. This means one can use two SIM cards and a microSD card on the device at the same time.

Q) Does the Redmi Go support 4G SIM cards on both SIM slots?

A) Yes, the Redmi Go supports 4G SIM cards on both its SIM slots.

Q) Is there support for Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network? What about AirTel VoLTE support?

A) Yes, the Redmi Go support Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network on both its SIM slots. It also supports AirTel’s and Vodafone’s VoLTE network.

Q) Do the Redmi Go feature dual-VoLTE support?

A) No, the Redmi Go does not support dual-VoLTE. It can only support one VoLTE network at any given time.

Q) Is there Face unlock on the Redmi Go?

A) No, there’s no face unlock on the handset.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi Go?

A) There’s no native feature to record voice calls on the Redmi Go. While one can use third-party apps to record calls, they might not work properly.

Q) Can the Redmi Go run PUBG?

A) It can barely run the lite version of PUBG. This phone is not meant for any kind of gaming.

Q) Do the Redmi Go feature FM radio?

A) Yes, the Redmi Go comes with FM radio.

Q) Does the Redmi Go come with an IR blaster?

A) No. Keeping its price in mind, Xiaomi had to omit the IR blaster on the Redmi Go.

Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi Go without using a third-party app?

A) One will have to rely on Google Duo to make video calls on the Redmi Go.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi Go protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) No, the display on the handset is not protected by Gorilla Glass.

Q) How many variants of Redmi Go is Xiaomi selling in India? And at what prices?

A) Xiaomi is only selling one variant of the Redmi Go in India with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It will retail for Rs 4,499.

Q) Does the Redmi Go feature a fingerprint scanner?

A) No, there’s no fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Go.

Q) Can one record 4K videos on the Redmi Go?

A) No. The Redmi Go can only record videos in Full HD resolution.

Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Redmi Go?

A) No, the handset cannot record slow-motion videos.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition.

Q) What is this Android Oreo Go edition? Is it different from the regular version of Android?

A) It is a ‘lite’ version of Android Oreo which runs on ‘lite’ version of Google apps. These apps lack a few features but occupy less storage space and are more optimized to work on low-end devices. The Play Store will also show users lite apps instead of full-blown apps that will not work properly on such a low-end device.

Q) Is there Quick Charging support on Redmi Go?

A) No, the Redmi 6A lacks fast/quick charging support.

Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi Go has out of the box?

A) Out of the box, the 8GB Redmi G0 has around 5.5-6GB of free space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) There’s no bloatware installed on the Redmi Go which can be uninstalled.

Q) Do the Redmi Go come with navigation gestures?

A) No. It only features a navigation bar.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Go?

A) You get the phone, a 1A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi Go supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When will the Redmi Go go on sale and where?

A) The Redmi Go goes on sale from March 22 on Amazon and Mi.com. You can buy the handsets from here. It will also be available through Mi Home stores.

Q) How much does the Redmi Go cost?

A) The Redmi Go is priced at Rs 4,499.


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